Title: 4th KANSAS UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM – “Experiencing Malaysia Through Architecture 2017”

Client: Kansas University

Project Cost: RM141,228.45

Headed by: Assoc. Prof Dr Gurupiah Mursib

Status: Completed


The Kansas University requested ISI service for its annual field study to South-East Asia. The Institute appointed ISI Venture Sdn Bhd to undertake the project. As part of the itinerary, the students will be experiencing multicultural Malaysia through architecture by visiting Johor Bahru, Nusajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.



Title: SD 104 Sustainability Leadership Asian Community in Higher Education Program

Client: AKEPT

Headed by: Dr Irina S.Zen

Status: Completed


This program is a collaborative effort between UTM SDSN Chapter, UNESCO Jakarta Office, Centre for Sustainable Development, Universitas  Udayana, Universitas Mahasaraswati, SDSN Indonesia Chapter & Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia.  The objectives are to expose the HEIs leader on the complexities of preserving the cultural landscape of Bali province vis-à-vis the fast-growing development. A method of action research by a participatory workshop-based approach, multi-stakeholder discussion, SWOT analysis, co-identification of common issues related with Subak system, co-envisioning by developing the action plan and the consensus approach to analyzing the Subak system related issues with SDGs. 

Title: Indeks Syariah Malaysia: Prasarana & Persekitaran Phase 2

Client: JAKIM Malaysia

Project Cost: 

Headed by: Prof. Dr Syed Ahmad Iskandar b Syed Ariffin



After the success of the first phase of the research, ISI has been appointed to undertake Phase 2 of the research, Indeks Syariah Malaysia: Prasarana & Persekitaran. The questionnaire used in phase 1 is being strengthened and soon data collection will commence in February 2017 to kick-start the research. The research has been successfully completed. The final report has been submitted on 16 July 2017.

Title: Newton Ungku Omar (NUO) Fund

Client: Future City Catapult (FCC), UK

Project Cost: GBP180,000.00

Duration: 1 year 

Headed by: Prof. Dr Mohd Hamdan Ahmad and Dr Irina Safitri Zen



The objective of this research is to organize capacity building programme in Malaysia to help cities identify their innovation needs and creating data-enabled urban innovation with the goal of supporting green urban planning strategies. This specific project develops a capacity building programme in the form of a series of workshops for city managers in Malaysia – helping cities in Melaka to identify their innovation needs and building capacity in data-driven decision making. The first policy paper called Open Data Policy for Melaka State Government is an outcome of the Newton-Ungku Omar fund Grant was successfully handed over on 2nd May 2017 at the launching of City Development in Malaysia Project in conjunction with Melaka Sustainable Cities Conference and Green Exhibition 2017. 

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